"Haixun 01" ("海巡01"轮) is China's largest, most advanced and comprehensive business vessel. It is the country's first patrol vessel to simultaneously incorporate marine inspection and rescue functions. The 128.6-meter-long and 16-meter-wide vessel, with a displacement of 5,418 tons, has a maximum sailing distance of 10,000 nautical miles without refueling.
The vessel is used mainly for marine supervision, life rescue, boat rescue and oil spill monitoring, as well as emergency treatment in the waters under China's jurisdiction. It is equipped to deal with unexpected incidents at sea and to safeguard national maritime rights and interests, as well as international exchanges and cooperation. It has been included in the world's leading multi-functional cruise salvage vessels.
The "Haixun 01" is equipped with a helipad to accommodate airborne search and rescue missions. The vessel has a room to accommodate 200 people rescued at sea and is equipped with devices to offer basic treatment and surgery to anyone injured. Aside from rescue missions, it is able to tow ships as well as put out fires on other boats.
On Nov 11, 2010, the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration and the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd. signed the contract to build the "Haixun 01" vessel in Shanghai. On July 28, 2012, the project was completed and the vessel was launched in Wuhan on schedule. On April 16, 2013, it was officially put into service in Shanghai. On August 4, 2013, it embarked on its return voyage after concluding its goodwill visit to Australia and the three Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Myanmar and Malaysia.